The Tracker Culture & Public Policy | Issue 16
AT A GLANCE
Regional consultations continued with the Asia and Pacific region bringing together Ministers of Culture and civil society actors. The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development - MONDIACULT 2022 will be hosted from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico. The consultation for Africa is currently taking place and Latin America and the Caribbean and the Arab States’ consultations are to held in the coming weeks.
Cutting Edge examines the increasing prominence of cultural diplomacy in international relations and the shift to more mutually-beneficial cooperative models. Culture has a unique power for building trust and opening conduits for dialogue. Furthermore, cultural diplomacy helps enhance a country's national and local cultural assets with multiple benefits.
Culture in the 2030 Agenda highlights the cultural diplomacy initiatives of Member States presented in their Voluntary National Reviews, from collaboration to combat the illicit trafficking of cultural property to supporting cultural and creative industries, from aid for the reconstruction of cultural heritage to artist exchange programmes.